We recently received a check for $20 from a six-year-old boy. The grandson of one of our Board members, he had volunteered with his family at JF&CS Family Table, New England’s largest kosher food pantry, and he was so moved that he decided to do more. Something about his experience as a volunteer struck a chord so deep within his six-year-old soul that he knew he had to continue on his mission to help those less fortunate in the community.
At JF&CS, we have many opportunities for volunteers to help others. Family Table regularly utilizes volunteers in all aspects of the collection and distribution of food to hungry families. Our award-winning Lauren and Mark Rubin® Visiting Moms program is dependent on volunteers who want to make a difference in the lives of new mothers. In 2014 alone, we had nearly 2,200 volunteers contribute almost 21,000 volunteer hours throughout the agency. Without these volunteers, many of our programs would cease to exist.